Richie Hurley had absconded from probation

Delaware State Police have arrested three men following a drug bust in Laurel.

The incident occurred on Monday, July 23, at 9:35 p.m., when members of the Sussex County Governor's Task Force went to a residence in the 29000 block of Discount Land Road to arrest 42-year-old Richie Hurley, a probation absconder. 

As an officer began to approach the side door of the residence, 23-year-old Dwayne Hurley, of Bridgeville, exited the residence but ran back inside when he spotted police. A brief chase ensued and officers took Dwayne Hurley into custody inside the residence. A search of his person revealed he was in possession of cocaine.

Richie Hurley was located in the residence and was taken into custody without incident. A large amount of cash was found on his person.

While inside the residence, officers spotted drug paraphernalia. A children's "Paw Patrol" bag was found to contain a large quantity of cocaine, other narcotics and drug paraphernalia. They also discovered a 24-year-old male from Delmar hiding in the garage.

Seized during the execution were over 58 grams of cocaine, 31 oxycodone 15-milligram pills, nine Alprazolam .5-milligram pills, 16 bags of heroin, two suboxone film strips, about .08 grams of amphetamine, two digital scales, various drug paraphernalia and over $1,700 in suspected drug proceeds. 

Richie Hurley was charged with drug dealing of cocaine and oxycodone and possession of numerous controlled substances. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $127,750 cash only bond.

Dwayne Hurley was charged with hindering prosecution, resisting arrest, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on $2,000 unsecured bond. The 24-year-old Delmar man was charged with resisting arrest and released on $500 unsecured bond.